Grandmaster Dee (above, left) is one of the premier legends in Hip-Hop’s storied history and he has found a new life in the present day through new management and other positions.
Dee, real name William Drew Carter, was the spin master for the legendary musical group Whodini. While he has been quite quiet in the mainstream, the DJ has signed with Mickey Bentson’s PayUp Management to expound on his status in the rap game.
Benson already plays a part in the musical careers of Ice-T, Grand Master Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, among others.
“I’m honored that I’ve signed with a great music industry veteran. Mickey Bentson’s proven track record offers both confidence and excitement about the next stages of my career,” said Grand Master Dee.
“I cannot understate how great it is to work with a veteran that has such drive and commitment,” Bentson. “As important as Grandmaster Dee’s professional approach to business is his good nature and humble demeanor. It also helps that he has a great sense of humor. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
On the low, Dee has been busy.
Steadily working, he’s a featured artist by Stanton Magnetics, a manufacturer of professional audio products. In addition, he opened for Rihanna at the Feeding America Inauguration Event, Snoop Dogg at the Recording Industry of America Event and played the 2014 Kid Rock Cruise. His DJ skills were recently recognized with an International Disc Jockey Legacy Award.
He is also an Inductee in Long Island Music Hall and Fame and has been recognized with the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Award and featured on TV1’s document series, UnSung.
Grandmaster Dee is also one of the first DJ’s to bust a rap on wax with Whodini’s “Funky Beat.” With Whodini, he has won both gold and platinum plaques.